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A Bike Trail with No Name - Riding Big Nimby

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Part 1: No Name Trail

Glenwood Canyon was cut by the mighty Colorado River. Years ago there was a town of "No Name", which is now a rest stop.

In Spaghetti Westerns there was a man with no name.

About 2 miles from my house is a beautiful trail that has no trailhead sign, no trail markings and no name. Best of all, the trail has very little foot traffic and no bike traffic. Although a few parts of the trail are overgrown, the majority of the trail is in excellent shape.

The trail is also very pretty.

Here is my Canfield Nimble 9 beside a pristine little creek that also has no name. You may also notice that the Aspen trees have started to bud. However, few trees are fully leafed-out.

Here is a shot of Big Nimby further up the trail. The trial winds up a mountain that has no name. The trial drops into a valley that has no name - and climbs up a second peak that has no name.

Here is a "beauty shot" of my Nimble 9. This bike is unique because of a very short wheel base and very slack steering. I haven't learned to ride this bike to it's full potential yet.

Part 2: Endless Trail

I rode for over two hours up the trail at about 9 mph. After riding 20 miles, I still did not find the end of the trail. There are several offshoots from the main trail that are slightly overgrown. This trail is not even on any maps.

I think it may be a fire access trail. I rode this trail on Saturday, May 31st, and the weather was great! We have been getting a lot of rain, which has put a crimp in my outdoor activity. I mentioned previously that I can handle rain - but mountain lightning is really scary!

This is a typical mountain lightning. During a lightning storm you get off peaks and ridges. Unfortunately, lightning in the mountains tends to strike without warning. But so do squirrels!

This is a Abert's Squirrel. This fellow is named Squirrelzilla!

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    I would definitely avoid lightning!

    Interesting squirrel; I wonder what my dog would think.
    1722 days ago
    I am definitely more afraid of the lightening than the rain! When in Hawaii there was some rain every day, but the red clay there all over which was slippery is what worried me the most. If my balance was better it wouldn't so much. Especially when it went downhill. But when I was in New Mexico, pre-stroke, watched the sky for signs of lightening and in the summer those summer rains that came with lots of wicked lightening. Of course, sometimes you can't tell it's coming. And there was also the fires in the forest the lightening could cause, especially before things got soaked, that worried me. As you know, forest fire is nothing to play with. And early in the rainy season there (which usually started around the 4th of July) things were so dry that even with rain it wasn't enough to significanty reduce the fire danger for a while. Looks like you got in a great ride though on all those areas with no names!
    1722 days ago
    No bike traffic means no rude girls to tell you off when they aren't paying attention.
    Very pretty bike.
    1722 days ago
  • BILL60
    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    1722 days ago
    I didn't notice any supplies on the back of your bike. Are you prepared for any mishaps when you go off on adventures like this? I hope so.

    Loved the pictures thanks!
    1722 days ago
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